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Per Heggenes

CEO, IKEA Foundation

Per Heggenes is the CEO of IKEA Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of Stichting INGKA Foundation and the owner of the Swedish home furnishings company IKEA.

As CEO, Heggenes sets and drives the Foundation’s funding and innovation strategies and is a tireless advocate for children living in some of the world’s poorest communities. Since becoming the Foundation’s first CEO in 2009, he has presided over the Foundation’s evolution into a global, grant-making philanthropic organization that funds programs in more than 45 countries. Heggenes also serves as an Advisory Group member of the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute, a Councilor for the World Refugee Council, and a member of the World Commission for Forced Displacement.

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